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  • APNewsBreak: BP gets record fine in Gulf oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf …


  • Court won’t hear appeal in witness tampering case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t review a decision to throw out sanctions and a $600,000 award against Miami prosecutors in a witness-tampering investigation where members of the defense …


  • Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


  • Study: US judges’ criminal caseloads vary widely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a new study. …


  • Study: US judges’ criminal caseloads vary widely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a study released …


  • Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


  • High court to take fresh look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a …


  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a …


  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three …


  • JetBlue pilot who disrupted flight free to go home

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A JetBlue Airways captain who ran through the cabin of a cross-country flight yelling about religion and terrorists was prohibited Friday from flying or keeping his …


  • Texas judge to rule on disruptive JetBlue pilot

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is expected to rule on whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists …


  • Giffords faces Ariz. shooter for 1st time in court

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords limped to the front of the courtroom and stared silently Thursday as she came face-to-face for the first time with the man who tried …


  • Life sentence in Ariz attack that wounded Giffords

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords limped to the front of the courtroom and stared silently Thursday as she came face-to-face for the first time with the man who tried …


  • Federal judge urged to approve BP settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to …


  • High court hears case of judge’s mistake

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears inclined to rule that a criminal defendant cannot be tried again after a judge acquits him midway through a trial, even if the …


  • Court upholds sale of polygamous church assets

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a polygamist sect on the Utah-Arizona border waited too long to challenge a court-ordered takeover, clearing the way …


  • Limits on class-action lawsuits at Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviewing two cases in which businesses are trying to make it harder for customers or investors to band together to sue them. The …


  • Court: Officers may have to pay fees in lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a South Carolina sheriff’s office can be held liable for attorneys’ fees for stopping abortion protesters in South Carolina who wanted to hold …


  • IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn’t been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, leaving religious groups who make direct or …


  • Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health care law, …


  • Court eyes limits on detention powers in searches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court reacted skeptically Thursday to the government’s argument that police may detain residents of a home to be searched even if they are away from …


  • Court looks at police detention powers in searches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reacting skeptically to the government’s argument that police may detain residents of a home to be searched even if they are away from …


  • Justice Dept.: OK with new review of health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it does not object to reopening a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. In …


  • Justices hear arguments over police dog use

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered curbing police use of drug-sniffing dogs as lawyers argued that using a dog’s hypersensitive nose outside a home to indicate the …


  • High court weighs closely watched copyright case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices on Monday weighed copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplace in a case that has attracted the interest of …


  • Court skeptical about tossing surveillance suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed skeptical Monday of a government request to invalidate a lawsuit challenging the expansion of a surveillance law used to monitor conversations of foreign …


  • Supreme Court in session with rest of town shut

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe their robes are water repellent. No matter that the rest of Washington was shut tight to await Hurricane Sandy, it was business as usual Monday at …


  • No high court action on voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court weighs new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. …


  • High court hears closely watched copyright case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices are weighing copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplace in a case that has attracted the interest of Costco, …


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